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Discuss Hello from a new member in Herts in the The Welcome Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. tapper

    tapper Active Member

    Location:
    hertfordshire
    Morning Everyone,

    After 20 years sitting at a desk i've decided to go alone into the tiling world,
    i went on a tiling course 10 years ago and have done several private jobs since bathrooms, kitchens and outside pathways, all of which the have been well received. However its scary entering into it on my own for the first time as most of you probably know (i am 46 by the way).

    I will probably try the uk pro tilers course for 4 days as a refresher.

    Any other recommendations and help would be welcome.

    Thanks
     
  2. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    Welcome to the forum

    Try and shadow a professional tiler for a couple of weeks or so as well if you can.
     
  3. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    BELFAST
    Welcome and good luck
     
  4. timeless john

    timeless john Moderator - trainee Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    North East England
    Enjoy - this is the best trade out there!
     
  5. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    From some of the people asking questions on here I wonder if some of tiling courses are out of date considering most of the pictures shown show people working with 150 mm tiles whereas in the real world in my experience most tiles I am fitting at the moment are 600 x 600 so maybe ask a course provider do they do a course where you can get used to working with and handling these sorts of tiles
     
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  6. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    Welcome and good luck
     
  7. whitebeam

    whitebeam Moderator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Hi and welcome...where abouts in Hertfordshire you from.
     
  8. Simon Dale

    Simon Dale Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Maidstone
    Welcome :)
     
  9. Albert

    Albert Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
    Welcome to the forum
     
  10. tapper

    tapper Active Member

    Location:
    hertfordshire
    im in Baldock
     
  11. tapper

    tapper Active Member

    Location:
    hertfordshire
    Cheers for the welcome and advice, i have managed to shadow a pro tiler for a couple of weeks in April/May, i will then book the refresher course and head out, realistically what can i expect to earn in the first year, i have some redundancy money to cover a few months but have to purchase a van and a few tools.
     
  12. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Start doing your work now, see if you can pick up some jobs like small floors ,kitchen walls from some local tile shops , stuff you can do in a weekend . If a tile shop puts you forward for a job buy your materials of them . You look after them , they look after you . Also ask them if they have any displays need doing gratis or cheap just to show them your skills and give them confidence in giving out your card .
     
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